Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Ariana's Simplicity! There appear to be several non-duality oriented groups,
in which appear varying usages of process, formulation, or conceptualization.
Watching Ariana's videos may give the impression of the futility of all such
extensive elaboration. I have done my share of conceptualizing, I will admit.
But, here we have this young woman, speaking reflectively, spontaneously, of
the "already" nature of This. It may seem, perhaps, that all the complexities
of conceptualization may be fogging an appreciation of such direct Simplicity,
Monday, October 11, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
"ever seeing but never perceiving.."
10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. 11 He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables 12 so that,
“‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving,
and ever hearing but never understanding;
otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’[a]”
33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. 34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
From a 'clipping' I found, thought I would share. - U.G. Krisnamurti
*Human self-consciousness is not a thing, but a movement, one characterized by "perpetual malcontent" and a "fascist insistence" on its own importance and survival.*
U.G. denied the existence of an individual mind. However, he accepted the concept of a world mind, which according to him contained the accumulation of the totality of man's knowledge and experience. He also used "thought sphere" (atmosphere of thoughts) synonymously with the term "world mind". He stated that human beings inhabit this thought realm or thought sphere and that the human brain acts like an antenna, picking and choosing thoughts according to its needs. U.G. held all human experience to be the result of this process of thought. *The self-consciousness or "I" in human beings is born out of the need to give oneself continuity through the constant utilization of thought.* *When this continuity is broken, even for a split second, its hold on the body is broken and the body falls into its natural rhythm.* *Thought also falls into its natural place – then it can no longer interfere or influence the working of the human body. In the absence of any continuity, the arising thoughts combust.*
U.G. also maintained that the reason people came to him (and to gurus) was to find solutions for their everyday real problems, and/or for solutions to a fabricated problem, namely, the search for spirituality and enlightenment. He insisted that this search is caused by the cultural environment, which demands conformity of individuals as it simultaneously places within them the desire to be special – the achievement of enlightenment thus viewed as a crowning expression of an individual's "specialness" and uniqueness. Consequently, the desire for enlightenment is exploited by gurus, spiritual teachers, and other "sellers of shoddy goods", who pretend to offer various ways to reach that goal. According to U.G., all these facilitators never deliver, and cannot ever deliver, since the goal itself (i.e. enlightenment), is unreachable.
Man is just a memory. You understand things around you by the help of the knowledge that was put in you. You perhaps need the artist to explain his modern art, but you don't need anybody's help to understand a flower. You can deal with anything, you can do anything if you do not waste your energy trying to achieve imaginary goals.
According to U.G., *"The so called self-realization is the discovery for yourself and by yourself that there is no self to discover. That will be a very shocking thing because it's going to blast every nerve, every cell, even the cells in the marrow of your bones.*"
I am not anti-rational, just un-rational. You may infer a rational meaning in what I say or do, but it is your doing, not mine."
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Yes...Language is ineffective, but used anyway. We often hear "not even not-knowing, or not even not-two, which thins the atmosphere, but leaves us in the lighted tent. Infinite regression I think they call it. Separation seemingly rules still. Still the dream. We're stuck in the dream..and this paradoxically is the freedom we are looking for...❤
We are the dream of thinking we are stuck in it.
Michael Markham No end to dreaming..
Charles Coon ....Death is the end of the dream.
Michael Markham While the dreaming is "taking place" there is no end to the variations, extensions, regressions...Death of the dream is not-knowing, apparently...
Charles Yes, that's perfectly expressed, even the seemingly best language only "thins the atmosphere, but leaves us in the lighted tent."
I recall Andreas being asked about oneness and he said "noneness," or Prisha saying that everything said about life was a mental construct and yet even saying that was only another mental construct.
It seems there can only be concepts that unravel concepts, and then others that unravel the unravelers, but it is like that thorn used to remove a thorn and in the end there is still a thorn left. Even if it is "not even knowing or not knowing...etc"
What can seem to happen, though telling this is only another fairy tale, is the mind/brain/thoughtstream seems to short circuit and there are little sparks like electrical wiring catching fire and from then on any words at all are fine as they take their place with the song of the rain on an autumn night when neither songs nor rain nor autumn nights can ever really be found... ❤
Miranda Warren Wonderfully said..on the "short circuit" you mention, perhaps the "sparks like electrical wiring catching fire" can result from a simple paradox, many of which appear in poetry, or simply not-two/two or the well-worn nothing/everything, which, accomplish the short-circuiting to allow whatever words to keep the fire burning...❤